Hailee Steinfeld to Star in ENDER'S GAME

Hailee Steinfeld to Star in ENDER'S GAME

Variety's Jeff Sneider is reporting that the True Grit star is negotiating to become the female lead, Petra Arkanian, in Gavin Hood's Ender's Game.

The actress was nominated for best supporting actress for her performance as the feisty Mattie Ross in 2010's True Grit. The role of Petra Arkanian is mentor to Ender. She takes him under her wing and teaches him how to shoot. Her character in the beginning of the Orson Scott Card novel is aggressive and confident. But a tragic incident will leave her ego fractured and she'll have to learn to overcome her fears.

Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to star as the female lead in OddLot Entertainment’s sci-fi ENDER'S GAME. Steinfeld is in talks to play Petra Arkanian, the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender’s ally and trusted right hand. - Variety's Jeff Sneider reports.

HUGO star Asa Butterfield is set to play the title character, a gifted young gamer skilled in strategy and logistics who’s recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race. OddLot is in the process of casting the pic’s adult lead of Colonel Hyrum Graff, who trains the young male recruits at an elite military academy. Several thesps are in the mix, including sci-fi veteran Harrison Ford.

ENDER’S GAME will be released in the U.S. on March 15, 2013.
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